Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Full-time
  • Department: Business support

Company Description

Do you want to be part of an in-house Recruiting team helping our clients, the biggest technology companies in the world, deliver their people vision?  Global clients engage Turner & Townsend, a global construction consulting firmto provide great people to manage and support many complex construction projects and programs.

Turner & Townsend is experiencing significant growth here in Asia and is looking for a Recruitment Specialist to join our team! The Asia region is one of the fastest growing offices in the global network and this is a unique time to join us as we take the business to the next level and continue to diversify our clients and projects.

Why it’s great to work for Turner & Townsend

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver.  As a result our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years recruiting external passive candidates for clients and will have experience managing a portfolio of 10-12 searches at a given time across all levels and disciplines.

The successful candidate will support the Recruitment Managers in various locations within Asia and will be responsible purely in candidate sourcing, Given our growth, you must be comfortable in functioning in a fast paced environment and will be skilled in delivering quality candidates to the business.

The Candidate will have experience either as a Corporate Recruiter or with a search firm. The preferred sector experience will be in Construction but we are open to all sector experience. A plus will be to have experience with global companies and recruiting for multiple roles per project. 

Job Responsibilities:

The Recruiter will be responsible for working with the Asia Recruitment Managers to source and screen candidates using the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and other recruitment tools such as internet services, job board posting, networking, career/job fairs and professional organizations.

This position plays an integral role in building the company's talent pipeline requiring the successful candidate to have great interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain long-term candidate relationships.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the candidate search process by implementing external sourcing strategies and assessing candidates.
  • Build the market pipeline of candidates to fill vacancies and proposal needs.
  • Develop interview protocols; accurately track applicants and candidates ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal and State employment laws.
  • Perform reference verifications and facilitate a smooth transition from the recruitment process to the on-boarding process.


Successful candidates will be able to work through tight deadlines and meet goals for rapid turnaround times in responding to vacancy requests.

They will have a known reputation for identifying candidates, possess strong advisory and consulting skills, and embody leadership qualities.

They will draw from a successful background in a strong service-oriented culture that ensures delivery of efficient, effective, and quality hires.

They will have strong organizational skills, be proactive and results oriented.

Education/Experience Required:

The ideal candidate be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Applications (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar).

They must have at least 2 years of experience in Recruitment with prior experience ideally will be from an agency or a consultancy. 

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred but experience qualify in lieu of a degree. 


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